TBW: The Local LGBT Community Then and Now

True Blue Women will host a forum titled "The Local LGBT Community: Then and Now"

Kansas City played a unique role in launching the gay liberation movement when it hosted the first national gathering of gay rights activists in 1956. More than 50 years later, learn what advances the movement has seen and what the future holds. 

Nov. 29th at Matt Ross Community Center
6:30 doors open
7pm program begins

Our panel discussion will feature:
archivist David W. Jackson, local author or contributor of 30 books, including including Changing Times: Almanac and Digest of Kansas City’s LGBTQIA History. Jackson is also the co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid-America (GLAMA) and recently discussed his newest book on C-SPAN at the National Archives in Kansas City, Mo. 
Michael Cole is vice president of PROMO, Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for LGBT equality, including the community’s seniors. Cole is also on the board of Lawyers for Equality, a voluntary bar association for LGBT attorneys and allies in the St. Louis region. He a practicing attorney in the business litigation department at Lathrop Gage LLP in Kansas City, Mo., and serves as the firm’s Director of Litigation Support. He will discuss the current legal status of those in the LGBT community in Missouri and Kansas. 

Please join us for this informative program that will shed new light on the LGBT community in our region.

Free and open to the public. 

For more information about True Blue Women go to www.truebluewomen.org

November 29, 2017 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty
Overland Park, KS 66204
United States
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